OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2015--
Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security
company, today announced its IronKey
Workspace W200 PC on a Stick USB flash drive to meet the growing
business demands for Windows
To Go deployments. With its robust form factor and Microsoft Windows
10 certification, the IronKey W200 USB device offers a high-performance,
low-expense option for cost-sensitive enterprises, which can save up to
95 percent compared to outfitting employees with company laptops.
Whether supporting a mobile workforce, a contingency staff or a BYOD
program, the IronKey Workspace W200 allows enterprise IT administrators
to provide a Windows 10 or 8.1 mobile corporate environment containing
all the IT security tools and policies to protect these users, no matter
where they work.
“Microsoft Windows 10 will continue to unlock stalled OS updates over
the next few years,” said Mark Bowker, senior analyst with the
Enterprise Strategy Group. “As the push continues from Microsoft to
improve productivity, user experience and IT management, we see the
Windows To Go platform as a compelling alternative to company-provided
laptops and a viable option to secure the laptop as a VDI endpoint.
IronKey has the right elements to support businesses as they evolve
their mobile Windows operations and BYOD programs.”
Easy to Configure and Ruggedized
To further assist customers
when they are setting up their computers to boot correctly from an
IronKey Windows To Go device, the W200 is compatible with IronKey’s
exclusive Startup Assistant. This software automatically configures a
host computer to boot first from a USB drive, making it easier to use
the W200 with any compatible PC, tablet, or Mac around the world. In
addition, the W200 is designed to adapt to multiple mobile environments
such as home and traveling office spaces. The W200 joins the IronKey
Workspace product line as the least expensive USB device to have passed
military ruggedness tests, and is backed by a three-year warranty. With
Imation’s global network of technical support and sales engineers, the
W200 is the clear choice for cost-sensitive, security-minded enterprises.
About IronKey with Windows To Go
IronKey helps organizations
ensure that employees, partners and contractors are using mobile
workspaces created, secured and managed by IT. With the IronKey
Workspace W200, users can utilize a fully functional version of their
Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 image, identical to the corporate desktop, by
booting directly from the USB drive using any Windows 7 or higher
compatible computer, including tablets and Macs. To ensure the W200 is
centrally secure, IronKey allows IT to leverage the company’s existing
Microsoft infrastructure using BitLocker software-based encryption. In
addition, in the event of power outages, a PC crash or natural disasters
including severe storms or fire, the IronKey Windows To Go W200
Workspace ensures critical functions remain operable even if a company’s
headquarters is closed or inaccessible.
IronKey Windows To Go can act as a secure or standardized container, one
in which IT can provide a monitored and controlled Windows environment
to run a specific application or service such as a Citrix Client, VPN,
SaaS apps such as Office 365 or a dedicated application. This allows IT
to protect against key loggers or malware on the host machine and to
avoid costly IT security deployment and auditing of BYOD or other
Opportunities for Channel
IronKey Windows To Go devices
offer channel partners a great option for introducing customers to a key
Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) benefit. Ongoing usage and consumption
of SA benefits such as IronKey’s Windows To Go can help increase a
customer’s interest in repurchasing volume
licenses such as Enterprise Agreements, subscriptions or SA add-ons.
In addition, partners may be able to include some fully provisioned
Windows To Go devices along with their PC deliverables. This solution
enables channel partners to both offer customers a lower price and
retain their margins for a win-win.
“IronKey is a strategic provider of Windows To Go for our customers
because of its wide variety of devices,” said Ed McNamara, director of
communications and marketing, SHI International. “Now with the improved
cost-performance index (CPI) of the W200, we are able to both meet the
security needs of our customers and provide real savings without
“We’ve seen great traction with Windows To Go devices, reflecting the IT
pain point of building secure mobile workforce solutions,” said Ken
Jones, IronKey vice president of engineering and product management.
“IronKey is leading the market in global sales of Windows To Go and
making sure that enterprises are able to provide employees and
contractors with the tools they need to work efficiently—at a price that
the business can afford.”
Availability and Pricing
The IronKey Workspace W200 devices
are available now through Imation Mobile Security partners, starting at
$96 for a 32GB device. IronKey Workspace is also available in the U.S.
through the company’s online
store. For more information, please go to www.ironkey.com.
About Imation Corp.
Imation is a global data storage and
information security company. Our products and solutions help
organizations and individuals store, manage, and protect their digital
content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan™
high-density, archive, and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage
solutions; IronKey mobile security solutions that address the needs of
professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and
consumer storage solutions, audio products, and accessories sold under
the Imation™, Memorex™ and TDK Life on Record brands. Imation reaches
customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global
distribution network. For more information, visit www.imation.com.
Imation, the Imation logo, IronKey, the IronKey logo, PC on a Stick,
Nexsan, and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. and its
subsidiaries. TDK Life on Record is used under a trademark license from
TDK Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective
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